Research Associate
Natera - San Carlos, CA

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Research Associate - Swing shift (including weekends)

Job description
Analyze laboratory specimens following the standard methods and procedures
Maintain equipment and instruments in good operating condition, recognize any malfunctions and troubleshoot as needed.
Verify the proper specimen being analyzed for patients and perform correct tests that need to be completed.
Complete routine preventive maintenance and troubleshooting on instruments and equipment
Responsible for maintaining updated understanding and knowledge of the methods employed in the laboratory
Perform Quality Control tests on new incoming shipments of raw materials
Performs other tasks as specified by the manager/director.

Qualification
BS/BA in a biological science
Some hands on lab experience is required
Excellent interpersonal, communication, computer, and technical skills required
Excellent oral and written communication skills required
Word processing, statistical/data management

About Natera

Natera has developed proprietary technology to detect minute quantities of DNA more accurately than any other commercial lab in the world. Natera is actively applying these technologies to the area of maternal and prenatal health to revolutionize the science of supporting healthy families. The company operates a CLIA certified laboratory in California and has world wide distribution for its products.

The Natera team consists of statisticians, geneticists, doctors, laboratory scientists and software engineers from world class institutions. Our technology has been funded by six grants from the National Institute of Health and a group of private investors including Lightspeed Venture Partners and Sequoia Capital. After only three years on the market, Natera is now the leading provider of genetic testing to IVF centers in the US, and is scaling rapidly to meet the needs of other markets across the US and the world.

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Natera is driven by a passion for elevating the science and utility of prenatal testing. The advent of the Information Age has created a...